Centrelink Carer Allowance (adult)

 
The Carer Allowance is a tax-free income supplement from Centrelink of $123.50 per fortnight to help carers with the costs of caring. To be eligible, you must not be receiving wages for providing this care. This Fact Sheet contains information on who can apply, the conditions of receiving the Carer Allowance, and how to apply to Centrelink. It has been prepared with assistance from Centrelink and the Welfare Rights Centre.

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Carer Allowance (child)

Carer Allowance (caring for a child under 16 years)

The Carer Allowance is a tax-free income supplement from Centrelink of $123.50 per fortnight to help carers with the costs of caring. To be eligible, you must not be receiving wages for providing this care. This Fact Sheet contains information on who can apply, the conditions of receiving the Carer Allowance, and how to apply to Centrelink. It has been prepared with assistance from Centrelink and the Welfare Rights Centre.

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Money Management

Money Management
 
If you are a working carer you are likely to be on a lower than average income, yet you may have high living expenses because of caring.
 
As a result, you may experience long-term financial disadvantage. This fact sheet contains advice on managing money and information on financial assistance available to help with the costs of caring. Parts of this fact sheet have been adapted from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing Fact Sheet, Managing Money, available in their Carer Support Kit.

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